Todd Nielsen will direct the classic musical valentine that features a score by Jim Wise, with book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller. Dames at Sea will officially open April 14 for a run through May 13.
Ayers (On a Clear Day..., Sarah: Plain and Tall) will play Mona, with Grady (Happy Days) as Ruby (the role created by Bernadette Peters in the original Off-Broadway production), Parsons (Crazy for You) as Dick, Shanon Marni Mills (Peter Pan) as Joan, Dink O'Neil (Grand Hotel) as Hennesey/Captain and Justin Michael Wilcox (Cabaret) as Lucky.
Dames at Sea will have scenic design by Stephen Gifford, lighting design by Jared A. Sayeg, costume design by A. Jeffrey Schoenberg and sound design by Drew Dalzell.
Dean Mora musical directs with choreography by Lisa Hopkins.
Here's how Dames at Sea is billed: "Small town girl Ruby arrives in the Big Apple with her tap shoes in her suitcase, a song in her heart, and a burning desire to be a Broadway star. Just off the bus she meets and falls in love with Dick, a sailor who just happens to be a song writer with aspirations of his own. They can sing a lovely duet, but can they save a Broadway show when calamity strikes? It’s an affectionate spoof of the grand and glorious Busby Berkeley movie musicals of the 1930s – a singing, tap dancing delight with a cast of only six!" For tickets visit ColonyTheatre.Org. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 North Third Street in Burbank, CA.